This publication includes digest and history for bills, joint memorials, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, initiatives, and substitutes. Engrossed measures may be republished if the amendment makes a substantive change.
Electronic versions of Legislative Digests are available at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/digests.aspx?year=2014.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Warnick, McCoy, Fey, Liias, Farrell, Ryu, S. Hunt, Pollet, and Moscoso)
Concerning paint stewardship.
Creates an architectural paint recovery program to be enforced by the department of ecology.Requires paint manufacturers to assume responsibility for development and implementation of a cost-effective paint stewardship program.Creates the paint product stewardship account.Provides that this act is void if a federal law takes effect that establishes a national program for the collection and recycling of architectural paint that substantially meets the intent of this act.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Shea and Crouse)
Concerning pass-through wholesale food distributors.
Requires the department of agriculture to issue a license to operate as a pass-through wholesale food distributor to sell prepackaged foods from a food processor and to deliver the food directly to consumers.Exempts pass-through wholesale food distributors from the state board of health's food service rules and any food service regulations adopted by local health jurisdictions.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Condotta and Buys)
Concerning voluntary independent contractor certification.
Establishes the independent contractor certification act.Allows a person who regularly and customarily performs services at a location other than the person's own fixed business location to apply for an independent contractor exemption certificate.Creates the independent contractor exemption certificate account.
by House Committee on Government Accountability & Oversight (originally sponsored by Representatives Dahlquist, Hurst, S. Hunt, Morrell, and Moscoso)
Preventing theft of alcoholic spirits from licensed retailers.
Authorizes the liquor control board, subject to certain procedural requirements, to regulate licensed spirits retailers to reduce the theft of spirits from the premises of the retailers.
by House Committee on Health Care & Wellness (originally sponsored by Representatives Jinkins, Pollet, Appleton, S. Hunt, Buys, Haler, Warnick, Pettigrew, Manweller, Goodman, Clibborn, Santos, Harris, and Kagi)
Allowing physical therapists to perform spinal manipulation.
Authorizes certain physical therapists to perform spinal manipulation.Prohibits a physical therapist from advertising that he or she performs chiropractic adjustment, spinal adjustment, maintenance or wellness manipulation, or chiropractic care of any kind.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Takko and Blake)
Extending the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and, if necessary, revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
Extends the date by which counties participating in the voluntary stewardship program must review and revise development regulations that apply to critical areas in areas used for agricultural activities.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Pollet, Fitzgibbon, Moscoso, Farrell, Ryu, Santos, Freeman, Walkinshaw, Bergquist, Goodman, Tarleton, and Roberts)
Involving communities in environmental decision making.
Requires state agencies to make achieving environmental justice part of their mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, the disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations in the state.Requires the department of health to identify and maintain a list of highly impacted communities in the state.Provides that the responsibility of the department of ecology and the department of health to fulfill the requirements of this act is contingent upon specific funding for the purposes of this act. If the funding is not provided by July 1, 2020, in the omnibus appropriations act, the department of ecology must bring request legislation to repeal this act.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Haigh, S. Hunt, Magendanz, Orwall, Fagan, Ormsby, Kagi, Morrell, Seaquist, and Pollet)
Promoting expanded learning opportunities as a strategy to close the educational opportunity gap and prevent summer learning loss.
Establishes the summer expanded learning opportunities grant program to build capacity for partnerships between schools and community-based organizations to design and deliver evidence-based and innovative enrichment programs designed to prevent summer learning loss among target student populations.Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to contract with a statewide nonprofit organization to build capacity for, promote, and sustain an expanded learning opportunities system for elementary and secondary education and to support implementation of the summer expanded learning opportunities grant program.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Zeiger, Seaquist, Haler, Pollet, Manweller, Riccelli, Freeman, Fagan, Magendanz, Morrell, Orwall, Tharinger, and Smith)
Increasing transparency in higher education by requiring certain departmental budget detail to be available online.
Requires the education data center to post on its data dashboard, department-level budgets, including budget planning and expenditures of institutions of higher education.
by House Committee on Government Accountability & Oversight (originally sponsored by Representatives Condotta and Haler)
Addressing license issuance fees imposed on spirits retail licensees.
Addresses the payment of license issuance fees imposed on spirits retail licensees.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Fitzgibbon, Farrell, Senn, Ryu, and Pollet)
Concerning water conservation appliances.
Revises water conservation standards for plumbing fixtures, fittings, and toilets.
by House Committee on Health Care & Wellness (originally sponsored by Representatives Liias, Walsh, Moeller, Cody, Walkinshaw, Jinkins, Lytton, Goodman, Stanford, Wylie, Riccelli, Pettigrew, Roberts, Orwall, Ryu, Tarleton, Reykdal, Habib, Bergquist, Gregerson, Farrell, Pollet, and Ormsby)
Restricting the practice of sexual orientation change efforts.
Provides a definition of "sexual orientation change efforts" for purposes of the uniform disciplinary act.Prohibits health professionals from performing sexual orientation change efforts on a patient under age eighteen.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Orwall, Kochmar, Appleton, Sells, Takko, Dahlquist, Roberts, Wylie, Goodman, Stonier, Moscoso, Springer, Jinkins, Fitzgibbon, and Carlyle)
Establishing a work group on preservation of evidence for criminal justice purposes.
Creates a work group on preservation of evidence for criminal justice purposes to study and make recommendations regarding the establishment of statewide standards for preserving biological material in felony cases in this state.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Reykdal, Sells, Fitzgibbon, Goodman, Pollet, and Moscoso)
Concerning commercial janitorial services.
Requires the department of labor and industries to report to the appropriate committees of the legislature any recommendations for legislation or rule making addressing workload and safety standards for employees of commercial janitorial services.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Rodne, Jinkins, Morrell, and Tharinger)
Concerning liability of health care providers responding to an emergency.
Provides immunity from liability to a health care provider credentialing or granting practice privileges to certain other health care providers to deliver health care in response to an emergency.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Wilcox, Tharinger, Buys, Lytton, Vick, Orcutt, Reykdal, Springer, and Haigh)
Concerning current use valuation for land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.
Addresses land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes.Clarifies and updates the definition of "farm and agricultural land" as it is used under the property tax open space program.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives S. Hunt, Zeiger, Goodman, Wylie, Rodne, Ross, Pike, Moeller, Roberts, Tharinger, and Haigh)
Establishing new authority for courts to assess cost recovery fees for costs associated with new indigent defense standards.
Provides local courts and courts of limited jurisdiction with additional fee authority to assess costs on offenders that can be used to offset growing expenditures associated with indigent defense and public defender caseload limits.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Klippert, Hayes, and Haler)
Concerning the operation of a vessel under the influence of an intoxicant.
Addresses testing of a person's breath or blood with regard to the operation of certain watercraft.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Freeman, Goodman, Walsh, Kochmar, S. Hunt, Wylie, Stonier, Haler, Scott, Sawyer, Kagi, Green, and Haigh)
Concerning review of licensing, unsupervised access to children, and employment decisions by the children's administration.
Requires the secretary of the department of social and health services to provide background check information on potential employees with agencies contracting with the children's administration after receiving written permission to share the background check with the potential employee.Allows the contracting agency to then use the background check to determine whether or not to hire the potential employee and if it chooses to hire an individual that would be precluded from employment with the department based on a disqualifying crime or negative action, it assumes all liability for the employment decision.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Stonier, Morrell, Magendanz, Fey, Bergquist, Haigh, Freeman, and Lytton; by request of Governor Inslee)
Establishing career and technical course equivalencies in science and mathematics.
Requires establishment of a standardized set of career and technical course equivalents through a process that assures the courses are both rigorous and relevant for students.Offers high school students the opportunity to access career and technical education course equivalencies for mathematics and science.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representatives Reykdal, Appleton, Sawyer, Kirby, Smith, Ormsby, Buys, Vick, S. Hunt, Fey, and Tarleton)
Concerning signature gathering for initiative, referendum, and recall petitions.
Requires a person paid to gather signatures of electors on a state or local initiative, referendum, or recall petition to register with the secretary of state and complete either a training program prescribed by the secretary or an online training program made available by the secretary before collecting signatures.Requires the secretary of state to assign each registered signature gatherer a registration number.Requires a signature gathering business engaged in the activity of collecting signatures for state or local initiative, referendum, or recall petitions and using paid signature gatherers to register with the secretary of state.Assesses a fine of five hundred dollars on a prime sponsor of an initiative, referendum, or recall petition or the signature gathering business for each of its paid signature gatherers who are not registered.Expands the information required on initiative, referendum, and recall petitions.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Reykdal, Kirby, and Pollet)
Establishing a mandatory occupational disease exposure reporting requirement for firefighters.
Requires the department of labor and industries to convene a work group to discuss establishing definitions, policies, and procedures for mandatory reporting of hazardous exposures suffered in the course of employment by firefighters.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representatives Dunshee, DeBolt, and MacEwen)
Exempting from public inspection certain public works proposals and documents.
Exempts from disclosure and inspection under the public records act, proposals submitted in response to a competitive solicitation and related evaluation documents for alternative public works contracts.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Roberts, Hayes, Moscoso, Robinson, and Freeman)
Concerning the arrest of individuals who suffer from chemical dependency.
Allows a police officer who has reasonable cause to believe that an individual has committed acts constituting a nonfelony crime that is not a serious offense, and has not committed a possible violation of DUI or physical control laws, and is known by history to suffer from a chemical dependency, to: (1) Take the individual to an approved chemical dependency treatment provider for treatment;(2) Take the individual to an emergency medical service customarily used for incapacitated persons, if no approved treatment program is readily available;(3) Refer the individual to a chemical dependency professional for initial detention and proceeding; or(4) Release the individual upon agreement to voluntary participation in outpatient treatment.
by House Committee on Health Care & Wellness (originally sponsored by Representatives Moeller, Harris, Green, Cody, Morrell, Clibborn, Riccelli, Van De Wege, Bergquist, and Freeman; by request of Governor Inslee)
Concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.
Addresses mental health and chemical dependency treatment services purchased by this state.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Hansen, Haler, Zeiger, Magendanz, and Pollet)
Requiring creation of a higher education transparency web site.
Requires the education data center to include easily accessible information on revenues and expenditures for each institution of higher education on the higher education dashboard.Requires the institutions of higher education and the state board for community and technical colleges to prominently display on their institutional web sites a link to the education data center's data dashboard.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Fitzgibbon, Kochmar, Hargrove, Springer, Bergquist, and Freeman)
Including costs associated with preparing for new annexations within city sales and use tax authority.
Addresses a city's sales and use tax authority regarding costs for preparing for annexation.
by House Committee on Technology & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Orcutt, Takko, DeBolt, and Blake)
Extending specific aerospace tax preferences to include other types of commercial aircraft to encourage the migration of good wage jobs in the state.
Provides a preferential business and occupation tax rate, a business and occupation tax credit, and a sales and use tax deferral for the manufacturing of rotorcraft, including the components used in the manufacturing process.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Kagi, Walsh, Senn, Zeiger, Roberts, Klippert, Pettigrew, Sawyer, Jinkins, Farrell, Smith, Fey, Goodman, and Ormsby)
Providing caregivers authority to allow children placed in their care to participate in normal childhood activities based on a reasonable and prudent parent standard.
Authorizes caregivers to provide or withhold permission, without prior approval of the caseworker, the department of social and health services, or the court, to allow a child in their care to participate in normal childhood activities based on a reasonable and prudent parent standard.
by Representatives Springer and Chandler
Lowering to seventy-seven and one-half percent the sums collected and remitted under RCW 82.08.150 (1) and (2) that are deposited into the state general fund.
Reduces the amount of certain taxes on spirits sales that are deposited in the state general fund.
by Representatives Young, Haigh, Seaquist, G. Hunt, MacEwen, Smith, and Hayes
Providing a limited-duration preferential business and occupation tax rate for information technology services provided in the vicinity of federal military installations.
Provides a preferential business and occupation tax rate for professional information technology services in counties that include a federal naval base in order to reduce the operating costs for professional information technology service businesses in these areas.Expires July 1, 2024.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Sheldon and Carrell)
Modifying indigent defense provisions.
Requires the office of public defense to: (1) Offer training for the offices and individuals designated by the courts as responsible for determining indigency; and(2) Survey attorneys' fees statewide and publish the results to assist courts and their designees in identifying the usual and customary charges for retaining private counsel.Revises the definition of "indigent and able to contribute."
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Benton, Sheldon, Holmquist Newbry, Padden, Honeyford, Carrell, Hewitt, Delvin, Ericksen, Dammeier, Braun, Rivers, King, Smith, Bailey, Pearson, Shin, and Roach)
Requiring notification to parents or guardians in cases of abortion.
Establishes the parental notification of abortion act.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Schlicher, and Kline)
Creating a silver alert system.
Changes the name of the "endangered missing person advisory plan" to the "silver alert plan" to help locate missing persons with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other mental disability.
by Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senators Kohl-Welles, Nelson, Hargrove, Keiser, Hobbs, Frockt, and Kline)
Concerning property tax refunds.
Modifies procedures for obtaining an order for a property tax refund.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators McAuliffe, Hargrove, Rolfes, Mullet, Hasegawa, Chase, McCoy, Fraser, Kline, Fain, Hill, Keiser, King, and Rivers)
Concerning accountability in providing opportunities for certain students to participate in transition services.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to establish interagency agreements with the department of social and health services, the department of services for the blind, and other state agencies that provide high school transition services for special education students.Requires the education data center to monitor certain outcomes for special education students after high school graduation.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Ericksen, Braun, King, Honeyford, Bailey, and Parlette)
Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forest lands.
Eliminates the reduction in state basic education funding to school districts in counties with federal forest lands.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Rivers, Keiser, Cleveland, Tom, Kline, and McAuliffe)
Concerning the grace period for enrollees of the Washington health benefit exchange.
Requires the state health benefit exchange to provide electronic notification to the qualified health plan before the sixth of the month indicating an enrollee has not paid a premium.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators O'Ban, Becker, Pedersen, Keiser, Dammeier, Darneille, Baumgartner, Rolfes, Kohl-Welles, Parlette, Hill, and Brown)
Concerning communication of mammographic breast density information to patients.
Requires notification to patients when it is determined by a physician that the patient has dense breast tissue.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Litzow, Billig, Fain, Rolfes, Tom, Angel, Rivers, McAuliffe, Hobbs, Dammeier, Frockt, Cleveland, Kohl-Welles, Mullet, and O'Ban)
Improving quality in the early care and education system.
Establishes the early start act.Prioritizes the integration of child care and preschool in an effort to promote full-day programming.Rewards quality and creates incentives for providers to participate in a quality rating and improvement system that will also provide valuable information to parents regarding the quality of care available in their communities.Expands the duties of the department of early learning.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Conway, Pearson, Parlette, and Keiser)
Regulating pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacy audits.
Requires a pharmacy benefit manager, in order to conduct business in the state, to register with the department of licensing and annually renew the registration.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Fain, Angel, McAuliffe, Hill, Benton, Hobbs, Dammeier, Rivers, Schoesler, Tom, Frockt, and Kohl-Welles)
Concerning cosmetology training and licensure requirements.
Requires the director of the department of licensing to: (1) Provide written and practical practice examinations for students of schools for cosmetology, barbering, and manicuring before completion of the required training hours; and(2) Provide practice examination results to schools.
by Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senators Litzow, Rolfes, Fain, Sheldon, McCoy, Hasegawa, McAuliffe, Conway, and Kline)
Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
Subjects federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senator King)
Concerning certain public works contracting requirements.
Revises public works contracting provisions relating to: (1) The percentage of hours to be performed by an apprentice;(2) The option of a registered contractor to complete a wage survey electronically; and(3) The payment of prevailing wages to laborers, workers, and mechanics employed directly on the site of the public work.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Pearson, Brown, O'Ban, and Roach)
Requiring the department of corrections to supervise domestic violence offenders who have a conviction and were sentenced for a domestic violence felony offense that was plead and proven.
Addresses the supervision of domestic violence offenders by the department of corrections.
by Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senators Darneille, Honeyford, Kohl-Welles, and Conway; by request of Washington State Historical Society)
Concerning the Washington state historical society.
Authorizes the Washington state historical society to: (1) Use up to six percent of funds appropriated for the grant program for administrative costs; and(2) Lease the building and grounds of the state capital historical museum.
by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development (originally sponsored by Senators Kohl-Welles, Hatfield, Hasegawa, Hewitt, and Chase)
Concerning industrial hemp production.
Provides that industrial hemp is an agricultural product that may be grown, produced, possessed, and commercially traded in this state.Authorizes the department of agriculture to: (1) Establish, by rule, necessary criteria for the certification of the genetic purity and identity of industrial hemp seeds as agricultural seed; and(2) Provide technical assistance to the grower.Requires Washington State University to study the feasibility and desirability of industrial hemp production in this state.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Dammeier, Conway, and O'Ban)
Concerning residence locations of felony sex offenders.
Requires the sex offender policy board to review policies relating to the release and housing of sex offenders in the community.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Sheldon, Roach, and Hill)
Regarding miniature hobby boilers.
Exempts certain miniature hobby boilers from the provisions of chapter 70.79 RCW (boilers and unfired pressure vessels).
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Becker, Rivers, Braun, and Angel)
Protecting public sector workers' rights through public disclosure of public sector unions' finances.
Provides public sector workers with more complete, timely, and comprehensible information about their union's financial practices, investments, solvency, and expenditures to empower them to protect their personal financial interests and exercise their democratic rights of self-governance.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Darneille, Hargrove, Rolfes, McAuliffe, Ranker, Conway, Cleveland, Fraser, McCoy, Keiser, and Kohl-Welles; by request of Governor Inslee)
Concerning state purchasing of mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.
Addresses mental health and chemical dependency treatment services purchased by this state.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Hill, Keiser, and Fraser; by request of Department of Revenue)
Simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation, and physical fitness services.
Simplifies the taxation of amusement and recreation services and physical fitness services.
by Senator Holmquist Newbry
Establishing a priority for awarding state need grants to legally present resident students.
Establishes a priority for giving state need grant funds to legally present resident students over any other category of student.
by Senators Holmquist Newbry, Angel, Benton, and Padden
Increasing legislative transparency by providing mandatory notice and waiting periods before legislative action, banning title-only bills, and opening all legislative committees to the public.
Provides mandatory notice and waiting periods before legislative action.Opens all legislative committees to the public.Prohibits title-only bills.